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WDVA: Despite state-law issues, abstention not warranted (access required)

Plaintiffs seeking to have their insurance company defend and indemnify them in underlying defamation actions in Virginia state court didn’t present any “good reason” for the federal court not to exercise diversity jurisdiction to interpret their policy coverage. Background Rickey Boyer Sr., who is not a party to this lawsuit, sued Plaintiff Basyle Tchividjian and Godly Response ...